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The HCJ cancelled the Regulation Law for legalizing expropriation of private lands in the West Bank: “The Law does not meet the test of proportionality and is therefore unconstitutional”
HaMoked in a petition to the HCJ: Palestinians whose property was confiscated by the military in the past must be allowed to appeal against it to the special committee established in this matter upon the court’s instruction
Following High Court petitions: Palestinians whose property had been confiscated by the military will have the right to appeal to a special committee set up for this purpose
Palestinian heads of council, human rights organizations and left-wing groups to the High Court of Justice: revoke the Regulation Law legalizing the expropriation of private Palestinians lands in the West Bank
Following HaMoked’s petition, military updates protocols on confiscation of Palestinian property during arrest raids in the West Bank
The military issued a closure order for a candy store in A-Ram for being a “center of sedition”: following HaMoked’s court petition, the closure order’s validity period was shortened
HaMoked to the HCJ: the military’s decision to close a candy store on the grounds that it was a “a center of sedition” was unfair and based on extraneous considerations
HaMoked in a petition to the HCJ: the military confiscates personal property during arrest operations in the West Bank, without recording the fact to allow the property’s return to the owners
In the framework of HCJ petitions against a military order eliminating the possibility of appealing a military decision to confiscate Palestinian property: the court rules the military must establish an appropriate objection mechanism
HCJ 1292/14, 1785/14, 4064/14 - Hamidat et al. v. Commander of IDF Forces in the Judea and Samaria Area Decision
Decision  |  1785/14  |  6.1.2016
Following HaMoked’s objection: the military returned money it had confiscated as alleged “terror funds”. In 2014 alone, the military seized five million ILS from Palestinians
Military responds to HaMoked's freedom-of-information application: about ILS five million were confiscated from Palestinians in 2014
Re: Your letter to the IDF Spokesperson under the Freedom of Information Act regarding procedures of confiscation of property of Judea and Samaria residents by virtue of the Defense (Emergency) Regulations and the Order concerning Security Provisions
Principal Correspondence  |  1.7.2015
HaMoked to the court: instruct the police to return the computers it seized from an East Jerusalem resident, banned from his city and the West Bank
RCP 45391-05-15 - al-Ghul et al. v. State of Israel Request for the Return of Confiscated Property
Application  |  45391-05-15   |  25.5.2015
Re: Request under the Freedom of Information Law: Procedures concerning confiscation of property of residents of the Occupied Palestinian Territories by virtue of the Defense Emergency Regulations and the Order concerning Security Provisions
Principal Correspondence  |  27.4.2015
Re: Request under the Freedom of Information Law: Procedures of confiscation of property of residents of the OPT by virtue of the Defense (Emergency) Regulations and the Order concerning Security Provisions
Principal Correspondence  |  9.3.2014
Expropriation by Forestation: HCJ 704/85 ‘Attoun v. Ministry of Finance (Judgment of November 18, 1986)
Criticism  |  704/85  |  1.3.2012  |  Adv. Yotam Ben Hillel
In Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, Macbeth, the protagonist, asks the three witches to tell him what his future holds. The witches assure him that he will be king as long as Birnam Wood does not advance toward his castle. The witches’ prophecy calms Macbeth, but later on, the English army cuts boughs from the trees of Birnam Wood and uses them as camouflage to advance toward his castle. Macbeth’...
HCJ 3103/06 - Valero et al. v. State of Israel et al. Judgment
Judgment / Supreme Court  |  3103/06  |  6.2.2011
Seizure of Private Land for the Purpose of Building Settlements: HCJ 390/79 Dweikat v. Government of Israel (Judgment of October 22, 1979)
Criticism  |  390/79  |  1.1.2010  |  Adv. Yossi Wolfson
The Dweikat judgment (also known as the Elon Moreh judgment) is considered a bright spot in the Israeli Supreme Court’s case law regarding the OPT. Then Acting Supreme Court President Moshe Landau, who wrote the principal opinion in the case, undoubtedly viewed the ruling in favor of the Palestinian residents as a bold, dramatic and courageous step for which the court might yet pay the price. A... (02) 627 1698   (02) 627 6317

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